Podcast database company Rephonic has launched the Podcast Audience Graph which is both fun to use and a smart discovery mechniasm. Click through for a link and graphics. Continue Reading
Podcast advertising is famously looser than radio and TV advertising. When delivered via a host riff, it is more informal and improvisatory … and longer, giving added value to advertisers. Audioboom’s EVP Thomas Mancusi worked with Magellan AI to calculate a dollar value of podcasting’s generosity to advertisers. Continue Reading
Publicly traded Audioboom (London Stock Exchange) released its Q1 results. CEO Stuart Last called it “a breakthrough period for Audioboom.” The company’s quarterly releases are especially notable as Audioboom is the only publicly traded major pure podcast publisher; the results offer a glimpse into podcasting economics. Continue Reading
Evergreen Podcasts announces new-to-the-network podcasts, with titles that might be familiar. Topicality ranges from pop culture to gambling, nostalgia to new books. Click for descriptions. Continue Reading
Montreal-based global media/entertainment company Stingray has chosen Triton Digital’s Omny Studio unit to create, publish, and promote Stingray podcasts. Stingray is a giant music, media, and technology firm with offices around the world. Continue Reading
iHeartPodcast Network Australia, which is operated by radio/audio network ARN, has renewed its commercial partnership with podcast company Audioboom, re-upping the arrangement for two years. At the same time, the two companies dominate the Australian Podcast Report. Continue Reading
by Steve Goldstein
In a follow up to last week’s column, Steve Goldstein collaborates with Podnews, and continues to bring an intelligent and realistic view of the global podcast catalog. Two-million podcasts, per recent headlines? A more sensible number is much lower. This Amplifi/Podnews research is a must read for potential creators, and for advertisers.
Vox Media announced Sunday evening that it has acquired Cafe Studios, co-founded in 2017 by Preet Bharara. Cafe Studios explores how law and policy intersect with politics, news, business, history, and technology. The acquisition will be placed in Vox Media Podcast Network, a division of Vox Media Studios, a unit of Vox Media. Continue Reading
Podtrac released its monthly rankers for March: Top Podcasts, and Top Podcast Publishers. Each list has 20 spots, and they measure U.S.-derived statistics among Podcast measurement clients. There is never a great deal of movement in the monthly drumbeat of these high-profile rankers, and the March metrics are remarkably locked-in from the previous month. Click through for highlights and the lists. Continue Reading
by Steve Goldstein
In this guest column, Steve Goldstein debunks the headlines declaring 2-million existing podcasts. Should single-episode “one-and-done” efforts count? The Amplifi Podcast Pyramid really clarifies how we should interpret the global podcast catalog — and is a thing of beauty.
Unionization of Gimlet Media and The Ringer has been completed via agreements with parent company Spotify. Gimlet has 48 union members; The Ringer has 65. Click through for comprehesive lists of job titles and minimum salaries for each job role. Continue Reading
Casted, which calls itself an first Amplified Marketing Platform for B2B marketers, has raised seven million dollars in a Series A round led by Revolution Ventures. Other investors include High Alpha Capital, Elevate Ventures, and Tappan Hill Ventures. The company quadrupled revenue in 2020, and one key investor predicts a multi-billion dollar sector. Continue Reading